Real Actual Listing Photos: Best Kitchenette Ever

It’s time for another installment of Real Actual Listing Photos. Once a month (or so) I round up some of the most bizarre listing photos from around the Seattle area and post them here, with brief excerpts from the real actual listing description, and probably a bit of snarky commentary.

Here’s another reminder for those of you who enjoy this series to avail yourselves of the revelry over at Looney Listing, with similar content updated throughout the month, from all around the country.

The idea for this series stems from the ongoing forum thread Detrimental Listing Photos, which is where you should post your nominations for next month’s Real Actual Listing Photos post.

This month doesn’t have any particular theme. Just enjoy a collection of odd listing photos submitted by readers and found by yours truly.

Enough explanation. Let’s get to the photos! Click the photo to view the Real Actual Listing.

1240 SW Orchard St., Seattle, WA 98106“non-conforming bedroom plus multi-use room in basement”

One of the multiple uses: stacking random luggage to the ceiling!

400 Melrose Ave E #304, Seattle, WA 98102“This spacious condominium has a stellar view of the Space Needle, Lake Union, Olympics and downtown Seattle.”

Hmm. In my book a view that’s 50% freeway doesn’t quite count as a “stellar” view of anything other than the freeway…

5440 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126“Bring your hammer & paintbrush…”

…and your fingers…

5604 S Fountain St, Seattle, WA 98178“…daylight basement also has kitchenette & Family Rm.”

“Kitchenette.” Ri-iiight.

3404 NE 184th St, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155“lush, private and quiet setting”

What I really like about this photo is how it conveys the feeling that you’re sneaking up on the residents inside during a nice quiet family dinner.

16521 43 Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98037“Den/office or guest room on main floor. Butler’s plus walk-in pantry!”

So the decor suggests frequent now-legal activities taking place throughout this home. Then you notice the random kids’ toys scattered everywhere. Hmm.

Let me know if you have an idea for a future “Real Actual Listing Photos” theme, and be sure to check out Looney Listing for listing photo amusement throughout the month.

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market. Tim also hosts the weekly improv comedy sci-fi podcast Dispatches from the Multiverse.


  1. 1

    Good Picks Tim

    the basement kichenette really got me, perhaps the old stove was of the portable outdoor gas variety? It would explain the patched walls [that caught fire?] below the sink before the CO poisoned them all….

  2. 2
    mike says:

    I’d recommend 12730 9th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98177

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    ARDELL says:

    RE: mike @ 2

    Holy Caboley!!!! Wow! Must be lot value as 32 people have saved it as their “favorite”.

  4. 4
    mike says:

    RE: ARDELL @ 3 – Drove by it the other day and it’s stripped down past the studs. I expect it’ll be back on the market this summer for $800K give or take.

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    ARDELL says:

    RE: mike @ 4

    I have to save some of those pics while I can still grab them. I will use them when my clients think their places are “messy” to help them feel better. :) Helping people change their houses from messy to magazine shoot ready is a lot of fun. It’s the hobby in my job.

    I had a super tough one back in September-August. But the photos of the house you posted make the one I did look like a “piece of cake”!

    Thanks for sharing that. Made my day!

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    Macro Investor says:

    Since I don’t see a hot plate, doesn’t that make it a “wet bar” instead of a kitchenette?

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    No Name Guy says:

    Can’t the people taking these pictures hold the camera level? The bottom three are at crazy angles. Sheese people…..LEVEL.

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